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Today's Features

  •  LEXINGTON - A Bullitt County native resident and military veteran has partnered with another woman to assist other female veterans throughout the state by providing services and a place to call home.

    Sherry Whitehouse is co-founder of Lady Veterans Connect, dedicated to providing hope, homes and healing. Whitehouse joined fellow co-founder Phyllis Abbott after both learned they were attempting to provide similar services through separate agencies within Kentucky.

  •   Federal student aid programs can help pay college costs.

    The federal government sponsors numerous financial aid programs that can help students and their parents pay college expenses. 

    This brief summary from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) describes the more common federal grant and loan programs. 

    Grants generally do not have to be repaid, but loans do.

    Federal Pell Grant: Pell Grants provide up to $5,815 per year for undergraduates with financial need. The amount may change this year.

  •  The Bullitt County Housing First Coalition, dedicated to ending homelessness in the community, is raising funds for a new county homeless shelter facility as well as for short-term homeless-related needs.

    The group is hosting its first fund-raising event, known as the Dollar Sunday Initiative, through all area churches.

    Every church is asked to designate one Sunday service through March 26 to ask each member to donate $1 toward the coalition.

  •  Recently, students with all three high schools presented one-act plays for a very receptive audience.

    Bullitt Central’s auditorium was home to two nights of drama.

    Bullitt Central’s drama department presented Drop Dead, Juliet.

    According to teacher Sara Anderson, the play is a take-off of the William Shakespeare class.

    The Bullitt East Thespians Society 5689 performed Cagebirds by David Campton on Friday and Harlequin Holds the Bag by David and Susan Grote on Saturday, according to drama teacher Daniel Barrett.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE—The 10th annual Healthy Hearts Wear Red Luncheon showed just how far it has grown with another sold out event.

    Mended Hearts Inc. National President Donnette Smith told the audience her own heart story and explained what Mended Hearts does throughout the world. Donations totaling $2,374.49 were collected at the end of the event for the local Mended Hearts Chapter 11.

  •  BROOKS - The Brooks Elementary community is mourning the passing of one of its long-time teachers.

    Gina Rodgers Eisenback, who retired as the school’s reading interventionist, passed away Thursday. She was 50.

    Brooks principal Melissa Boyle said Eisenback was one of the staff members who moved from the old Brooks school building to the new location on Brooks Hill Road.

    Boyle said the staff was gathered together after school Thursday for the announcement, along with a prayer for Eisenback and her family.

  •  HILLVIEW — Knowing where to go in a drug abuse situation could be the matter of life or death.

    Unfortunately, little information is available to the public on where to go. That’s why the Partners of the Bullitt County 2020 Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) Substance Abuse Workgroup, in correlation with the Bullitt County Partners in Prevention substance abuse prevention coalition and the Access to Care Workgroup, have coordinated a public forum to invite community members and law enforcement to learn the jargon and the resources available.

  •  Daylight Savings Time will officially begin on Sunday, March 12, at 2 a.m.

    At that time, clocks will officially move ahead one hour to 3 a.m.

    Don't forget to set all of your clocks forward one hour this weekend. Also, Daylight Savings is also a good time to check batteries in smoke alarms.

    The Red Cross encourages the smoke alarm battery check practice, as well as practicing home evacuation plans, safety procedures, and preparing emergency kits during all Daylight Savings changes.

  •  SHEPHERDSVILLE - Hey kids! It’s time for Bullitt County’s funnest, happiest, most enjoyable free event!

    The annual KidsFest, sponsored by KentuckyOne Health, will take place Saturday, March 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

    Over 50 local businesses and organizations will host booths and tables featuring fun activities, information and a chance to win door prizes valued at $50 or more.

  •  Paroquet Springs Conference Centre was the site of a bridal fair on Sunday.

    Dozens of brides or ladies who were thinking about that special occasion were at the fair.

    They got to sample goodies, as well as see models display some of the latest fashions.

    There were also dozens of vendors at the fair to provide information to those in attendance.